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Two arms dealers held in Manipur, recovers AK-56 rifle, ammunition

Newmai News Network

Imphal | December 1


Two arms dealers were nabbed by a combined force of Manipur police and Assam Rifles on December 1 and recovered a weapon and ammunition from the vehicle they were travelling in, police said.


The arms dealers were identified as Khupngaishuan and Sangthianlam, according to police. The combined security force personnel recovered one AK 56 Rifle with a magazine loaded with 80 live rounds, three AK 56 magazines and two mobile phones from the arms dealers, police also said. 


They were nabbed from Mantripukhri area along the NH-2 early morning, around 5:30 am. An Innova car bearing registration no. AS 01AF 2199, they were travelling in were also seized, police further said.


The arms dealers along with the seized items were paraded during a press conference held at the conference hall of Imphal East district police headquarters, Porompat.


Superintendent of Police (SP) Haobijam Jugeshwor of the Imphal East district said that the dealers were nabbed during a joint operation by Imphal East police commandos and troops of 6 Assam Rifle.


Based on specific information, the combined force launched a cordon and search operation along the stretch of the NH-2 between Mantripukhri and Koirengei from early this morning.


While the operation was in progress, the combined force signaled to stop the vehicle coming toward Imphal from northern side at Koirengei.


However, defying the signal, the vehicle sped up and the combined force chased after for about two km and nabbed them at Khabam Chumbreikhong at around 5.45 am, the police officer said. During a thorough check, the arm and ammunition were recovered, the police officer further said.


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